First of all, let me show you how happy Chickie is to get her spinach every day:
She doesn't care that it's raining. After all, she is a house chicken for the time being. The spinach is going to seed now, so I'm going to have to find some other vegetable she likes.
It's a heck of a garden year. My garden is in the same spot as last year, on a bit of a slope. There was no problem with washing last year because we got very little rain. This year we have gotten gully-washing rains, one after another. Whole rows I planted did not come up, and I can only assume the seeds washed downhill and out of the garden. That's just a guess.
We're getting unbelievably frequent rains. Thanks to my sandy, fast-draining soil, I was able to till the garden Sunday afternoon. Yesterday I planted some cabbage seeds and carrots. Cliff and I ran some errands this morning, since it was raining AGAIN!!!! However, when we got home the rain gauge showed only about 1/10th of an inch of accumulation. I checked the soil in the garden and found it to be damp, but not soaked and muddy, and planted some corn. Honestly, it's been such a terrible year for most of my gardening efforts that I don't even expect anything to come up.
It's staying so unseasonably cold that the tomato plants don't want to grow, and the strawberries don't want to ripen. It's supposed to warm up Monday. We shall see.